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Bonifacio High Street: Where Things are Sophisticated and Top-Notch Classy

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For sophisticated and top-notch classy people (or for those who want the company of folks who are), Bonifacio High Street affords one of the best places in the metropolis, if not the best. It is a kilometer-long stretch of modish commercial establishments in the heart of Bonifacio Global City in Taguig. This is an upscale shopping district which offers high-end shops, boutiques, shops, offices and edifices.

 

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The idea is to find everything a shopaholic would want in one street, and most preferably by leisure walking, although parking slots are aplenty. Shoppers do not need to look elsewhere because everything is lined up along the path–snack bars, cuisine hubs, shops, department stores, food shops, fashion shops, sports and tools–name it and it is all there.

 

And just within easy viewing are wide open spaces designed with the best landscapes to soothe exhausted shoppers.

 

Tourists who look for what’s chic, fashionable, stylish and cosmopolitan will indeed find their cravings satiated at this place with its mall-park inspired environment that sits amid the 240-hectare urban paradise that is the Bonifacio Global City–tall skyscrapers and sprawling wide spaces with trees and greens, well maintained and updated to world class standards.

 

A feature to see are the themed zones housed in eight imposing structures along twin boulevards that highlights modern lifestyles in almost every aspect of high-class living: fashion, sports, technology, health and wellness, home and other special interests accentuated by a 400 m x 40 m interactive park. Nearby is the two-level Serendra which is known for its exquisite business establishments on select food and retail items appreciated worldwide. Serendra is a 12-hectare garden community and residential area which is a project of Ayala Land, Inc. This is located between 11th Avenue and McKinley Parkway. Serendra’s design is patterned with European architecture style inspired by Tegel harbor and Berliner Strasse in Germany, mixed with the Filipino stone-style house architecture.

 

Nothing is ordinary or parochial along Bonifacio High Street. The restaurants, for instance, are chef-based. The amphitheater is urban for all intents and purposes. And one’s penchant for what’s enthralling is treated remarkably with fascinating scenes of a water plaza, garden islands and interactive art items, to cite a few.

 

Nearby schools include:

  • International School Manila
  • Manila Japanese School
  • Korean International School Philippines
  • British School Manila
  • Meridian International College
  • Colegio de San Agustin, Makati
  • STI College Global City
  • Assumption College
  • Don Bosco Makati
  • Asian Institute of Management
  • Ateneo de Manila Professional Schools

 

Nearby commercial establishments:

  • The Shops at Serendra
  • Bonifacio High Street
  • The Fort Strip
  • Central Square (with a 4D Cinema)
  • Market! Market!
  • SM Aura Premier within the Bonifacio Civic Center
  • Mercato Centrale Food and Organic Weekend Market
  • Bonifacio Stopover
  • Crossroads
  • One Parklane
  • S&R
  • Glorietta
  • Greenbelt

 

Nearby hospitals:

  • St. Luke’s Medical Center
  • Makati Medical Center

 

Nearby museums:

  • The Mind Museum
  • Ayala Museum

 

Just to give an idea what’s in store for visitors and guests:

  • American Eagle – American clothing and accessories store
  • Animaland Stuffery – This is a toy shop where you find all kinds of animal stuff toys that your kids can customise before its creation. Each toy created comes with a “birth certificate” for your child to keep.
  • Aura Athletica – shop for workout wears and accessories
  • High Street Cinema – movie house
  • Hamley’s – This is a toy shop from London which advocates no-guns and promotes love for animals through stuffed animal toys.
  • Fruits and Passion – for the best gift ideas
  • G-Force Oakley – for trendy accessories

 

Bonifacio Global City was once called Fort Bonifacio, a vast area that was once under US control in the early 1900s. Back in those days, it was called Fort McKinley. After WWII in the Philippines, it was turned over to the Philippine government in 1946 and was renamed Fort Bonifacio in 1957, after the hero Andres Bonifacio.

 

In 2003, Ayala Land and Evergreen came into the picture and, together with Bases Conversion and Development Authority, shaped and developed Bonifacio Global City–and Bonifacio High Street with it–into what it is today.

 

 

Author: CS Gaerlan
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Photo source:

Bonifacio High Street – bgc.com.ph/bonifacio-high-street/

 

Reference: bgc.com.ph/bonifacio-high-street/

 

 

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